It started from a
passion, it grew into
a career

After more than a decade as a professional wine taster, curiosity is still the core of my craft: discovering what is in the glass as well as the complexity behind it. I enjoy equally the personality of a single malt whisky, the candor of a new Champagne-lover, and the legacy of a wine producer.

Perpetual learner, lifestyle connoisseur, communications expert

In the world of wine and spirits, the more we master, the more there is to uncover. More producers to meet, more grapes to treasure, more stories to uncork, more connections to age, more flavors to pair, more hillsides to discover, more chefs to create with, more cultures to translate, more taste buds to tickle. To me, wine proves in every single glass that the desire for knowledge equates with the love for life. It reminds me that, fundamentally, I love to teach because I love to learn.

Writing, speaking, innovating,
introducing, advising

In this vast and complex universe of wine, I firmly believe that the best way forward is through passion and exploration. Writing books and wine guides, acting as a brand ambassador, and creating private labels gives me perspective and a stimulus to always advance. As a judge in international spirits awards, I have a constant overview of the industry’s latest. Connecting with centuries-old wine clubs as well as modern retail, I gained versatility that I apply in tailor-made communications. Blazing my own path – from Romanian roots to living in Italy, combined with extensive experience in France and market knowledge of China and the US – makes intermediating global markets one of my most natural skills. From marketing consulting to developing Romania’s image through wine, I bridge cultures and worlds. My services bring me into contact with importers as well as distributors, HoReCa and GDO, down to the single consumer, whether current, past, or future.

Awards


2019

Winner of “The Active Role in Society” Award, offered by the Association for a Healthy Life (Asociația pentru O Viață Sănătoasă din România) within the Women Gifting Health Gala, Bucharest, Romania

Honorary Member, Baia Mare Rotary Club, Romania


2017

Winner of the “Special Projects” Award within the ROMANIAN VALUES GALA, Bucharest, Romania


2015

Second Place, Gourmand Drinks Awards, for the “50 Romanian Wines Meet 50 Italian Dishes” volume, Yantai, China

Special Mention, International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), for the “50 Romanian Wines Meet 50 Italian Dishes” volume, Paris, France

Tessera di Italofono” offered by the Italian Foreign Ministry, Italian Embassy to Bucharest, Romania


2014

Dame Chevalier,  L’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne , Reims, France

Winner of the “Romanian Wine Promoter Award” of the Unauthorized Wine Tasters’ Club, Arad, Romania.

Winner of “Best Romanian Sommelier” Award, offered by the Romanian Sommeliers’ Association (A.S.I. member), Bucharest, Romania

Winner of the “Vini nel Mondo Awards“, “Vantaggio donna” category, Spoleto, Italy

Sommelier d’onoreFondazione Italiana Sommelier, Roma, Italy


2013

Città Impresa Award, Nordesteuropa Editore, Vicenza, Italy

Finalist of the Ambassadeurs du Champagne contest in Italy, Interprofessional Champagne Wine Committee, Milan, Italy

Semi-finalist of The Best Sommelier in the World contest, Worldwide Sommelier Association (W.S.A.), London, UK

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